Driver (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – April 17, 2018
I rotated between three routes that covered the Salt Lake Valley delivering parts to repair shops. While at the repair shops, I would picked up return parts. I would also deliver parts to the shipping company to be shipped out of state.
Accounting (Former Employee) – Texas – March 12, 2018
They need a new controller. I loved my job till they started moving everyone around. It was not fair how they treat people. I loved what I did but the controller and office manager would change people and positions around so much. You would never know if you were going to keep your job. It was very stressful.
I was a fixed operations director for 3 years at a struggling dealership for Ken garff. We were always treated fair. Very much a pleasure to work there. Had to relocate is the only reason I left. Would like to work for them again in the future .
Internet Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 2, 2017
Management is horrible. They take care of their own interests versus the interests of the company. Checks are always short & have to be fixed. Managers show extreme favoritism and family is allowed to work within the same department even if it is a conflict of interest due to inappropriate supervisor-subordinate relationships.
Internet Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Cathedral City, CA – June 13, 2017
overpromis pay, checks are always short. will fire you out of the blue, no advancement. constant change of pay plan, literally every other month.(sales) A-lot of favoritism. Do Not Care About The Employee.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Draper, UT – May 17, 2017
I worked at the call center for about 6 months and I loved it at first and it was awesome, HOWEVER when you have the same family in a management role trying to handle business is NEVER good. The call center is a horrible place and I wouldn't recommend working here
Beware of Ken Garff AND the Salt Lake City home base
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – February 21, 2017
Garff group can make you very very rich or very poor depending on how off kilter your moral compass is.
There is Zero regard for customers and employees. Any way to squeeze a buck and they will do it. Predatory lending was huge, as was bogus charges to customers. Management and The salt lake office will make you produce insane hours and numbers or you may lose your job.
Harassment is huge. Garff is family owned so they get away with berating employees in daily meetings. Cussing, telling employees to kill themselves if they don't work days off, hit numbers, etc , etc is the norm.
Benefits after one year
They automatically opt you in for an Xmas savings account in which deductions are mandatory and only come available once a year .
If you are okay performing ethically questionable tasks-you will like garff
Dealership Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – Orange County, CA – February 10, 2017
I've been working as part of the Ken Garff automotive group for almost 6 years now. I've worked both in dealerships and at the corporate offices. At all levels of this company I have been given opportunity to grow and progress in my career.
Management has also been excellent. All the managers I've had have genuinely cared about my success and have gone above and beyond to mentor and teach.
Service (Former Employee) – Alhambra, CA – January 31, 2017
Upper management presses for numbers and do not compensate employees properly. Huge turnover due to constantly changing corporate views. As management you spend more time in meetings and processing daily reports instead of being left to manage a dept properly. Higher ups only pat themselves on the back without having an inkling of how to run a business, concentrating on catch phrases and word placement in order to solidify the fact that they are "corporate" and you must obey.
Great group of support employees
Huge turnaround due to corporate leaders not supporting lower level employees
Recetionist (Former Employee) – Riverdale, UT – January 27, 2017
Each Ken Garff dealership is different. It's a great place to work when you have good management. It's tough on family because of long work hours but has the potential to made good money. There's always room to advance and grow in the company. Company has really good standards. Care about employees